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Secure Boot on the iMX6 - Part 2 Secure Boot on the iMX6 - Part 2With embedded systems security such a hot topic right now, we’re looking at the secure boot on the iMX6, one of electronics’ most popular processors.Part one was really an introduction to the secure boot process, examining it in detail.Here, in the second instalment of our 3-part series, we cover managing the hardware, the pitfalls of the secure boot process, and authentication.Secure Boot – Leveraging the HardwareIt’s a suite of hardware - you have secure storage, you have one-time storage, you have hardware-accelerated cryptography.Security algorithms can be hardware-accelerated which combine to make a speedy and secure boot process.Part of it is the one-time fuses - these are specifically fuses. Once they're [...]
Secure Boot on the iMX6 - Part 1 Secure Boot on the i.MX6 - Part 1 With the proliferation of IoT – spanning just about everything from smart cities to wireless jewellery – the need to prioritise security in secure embedded systems has never been greater.The secure boot process is one of the foundation stones of software development best practice. It’s a complex, necessary part of your application’s anti-malware fortress.In this 3-part series, we’re taking an in-depth look at the secure boot protocol, and will also tell you our top tips for executing secure boot on one of the most popular processors in electronics – the i.MX6.Secure Boot - What It Is, Where You’d Use ItWhat is Secure Boot?Secure boot is a process where your OS [Operating [...]
Happy New Year! The Wandboard is a really great imx6 development system that allows easy comparison of the performance of three of the processor variants. Here is a guide on how to get it up and running with Android KitKat. For this (apart from your Wandboard!), you'll need a PC running Linux, and a micro SD card no bigger than 4GB. In this tutorial we're using Ubuntu 14.04.1 amd64. Burning an image of Android 4.4 for Wandboard 1.Download The Image Download the prebuilt image of android 4.4 "android-4.4.2-wandboard-2014 0815" from Wandboard's official website and extract it. 2. Locate Your Micro SD Open a terminal and type lsblk to identify where your SD card is mounted, in my case this was sdc (Note: Not sdc1, sdc2, etc., which are the partitions of the mounted card, not the card [...]